February 18, 2020
Do you conduct your business as a sole proprietorship, wholly owned LLC or partnership? If so, there may be a way to cut your tax bill by using an S corporation. The self-employment (SE) tax is imposed on 92.35% of SE income at a 12.4% rate for Social Security up to $137,700 for 2020 and at a 2.9% rate for Medicare. An extra 0.9% Medicare tax is imposed on income exceeding $250,000 for married filers and $200,000 for singles. But if you conduct your business as an S corp, you’ll be subject to income tax, but not SE tax, on your share of the business income. But the S corp must pay you a reasonable salary. Contact us if you’d like to discuss conducting your business as an S corporation.